La Villa Clarisse Ile de Ré

Nestled in the heart of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, out of sight, the sophisticated Villa Clarisse**** offers a discreet alternative to the majestic Hôtel de Toiras*****. This second Relais & Châteaux gem of Olivia Le Calvez reveals at one of these typical alleyways of the historical capital of the Island of Ré, the charm of a former private mansion dating back to the 17th century.

This haven of peace, dedicated to wellbeing and farniente, cultivates the taste of the secret. Behind the white stone façade, an atmosphere of perfect serenity is prevailing. The immaculate lobby continues in a romantic patio, a former cloister embellished by ranks of olive trees which opens up to a lush garden, a green oasis which allows the guest a glimpse at the belltower of the church through palm trees, fig trees and laurel trees. The masterpiece of Villa Clarisse is the outdoor pool heated at 26ºC proposing moments of intense relaxation. The future spa, whose opening is scheduled for the summer of 2019, promises great instants of happiness.

The five suites and four rooms of Villa Clarisse reveal an elegant and contemporary decoration signed by the renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon: pure lines, effects of various materials, contrast of matt and brilliant as well as variations of white which reflect the surname of the island, Ré the white.

Our Honesty Bar, open every day from 5pm to 7pm, offers you a relaxing moment in a confidential place. Our private lounge welcomes you to discover different liqueurs and wines. Enjoy the feeling of being at home to spend a warm moment in a space dedicated to you.

Welcome to Villa Clarisse, a place of peace and wellbeing where time seems to stand still…

Our butler will be delighted to welcome you for a discreet stay in the heart of our luxury and serenity setting. He will be your privileged interlocutor throughout your stay and will answer all your requests and questions. Take advantage of a tailor-made and personalized service to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

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Testimonials

“Exceptionally refined and elegant place

Villa Clarisse is the little sister of the Hôtel de Toiras. A nice property full of character ideally located in the heart of Saint Martin, whilst embedded in an oasis of green.

It is hidden behind the entrance door to a little paradise with unexpected calm, simply a delight!
Superb, spacious and comfortable suites, decorated with subtlety, with a harmonious combination of modern and antique furniture in white and beige shades with a very relaxing effect.
Large and magnificent bathroom with shower and bathtub. Excellent bedding.
The welcome is remarkable; the staff is attentive, warm and discreet.
The copious breakfast with its fresh and local products is excellent, served in magnificent porcelain.
An exceptional place, a privileged moment on the Island of Ré!”

“A green lung in the old Saint Martin de Ré.

I left with my fiancée for the Island of Ré in summer and we wanted to have something intimist, warm and in particular with a garden. After a short search, we discovered Villa Clarisse at 30 minutes from la Rochelle.

Perfect! On the website they referred to a nice family property with pool, garden, a relaxing and intimate place. And that’s exactly what it is. The villa does not have many rooms and you can feel it. We were two couples and one couple with two kids. This seems a lot for a villa and nonetheless we had the impression to have it only for us. We hope to return this year; it was an unforgettable, intimate experience which has strengthened our couple even more!”

Team

Olivia Le Calvez, owner

As an aesthete and hedonist, Olivia opens the doors to her paradise.

​Laetitia, manager of Villa Clarisse

Dynamic and enthusiastic, Laetitia knows how to move heaven and earth to satisfy your wishes!

4 rooms
5 suites

Outdoor pool
heated to 26°
counter-current swimming

Spa (opening
scheduled for spring 2019)

La Table d’Olivia,
situated at Hôtel de
Toiras (3 minute walking distance)

Possibility
for exclusive use

Discover Ile de Ré, the Martha's Vineyard of France